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Stanford Legal

"Stanford Legal" is hosted by Stanford law professors, Pam Karlan, one of nation's leading experts on voting and the political process, and Joe Bankman, a clinical psychologist and tax law expert.

The program features engaging conversations with attorneys, legal scholars and leading experts on the news-making topics of the day including the commercialization of marijuana, the power of prosecutors, the travel ban and more. Legal issues can seem complex, "Stanford Legal" will help listeners make sense of what the law is, why it's that way, and what changes we should hope for...or fear. Pam, Joe and their guests will decipher and explain key issues in a stimulating and entertaining way.

Hosted by Joe Bankman and Pam Karlan

A clinical psychologist and leading scholar in the field of tax law, Joseph Bankman is Stanford Law School's Ralph M. Parsons Professor of Law and Business. His writings on tax policy cover topics such as progressivity, consumption tax and the role of tax in the structure of Silicon Valley start-ups. He has gained wide attention for his work on how government might control the use of tax shelters and has testified before Congress and other legislative bodies on tax compliance problems posed by the cash economy.

A productive scholar and an award-winning teacher, Pamela S. Karlan is Stanford Law School's Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and co-director of the school's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, where students litigate live cases before the Court. One of the nation’s leading experts on voting and the political process, she has served as a commissioner on the California Fair Political Practices Commission, an assistant counsel and cooperating attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She is the co-author of leading casebooks on constitutional law, constitutional litigation and the law of democracy, as well as numerous scholarly articles.

Pam Karlan and Joe Bankman at the microphone

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